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08:04PM | 03/02/14
Bvbasement
Hi - my son has had water seapage in his basement over this past winter - it started just after Christmas with all the heavy rain experienced in southern and eastern Ontario. This past weekend my husband and son started removing some of the interior walls in the family room to start drying the block walls and try to find out where the water is coming in from. They cannot understand why to top layer of blocks are wet as they are above ground level. Any suggestions as to why these blocks would be wet inside?

LicensedWaterprooferMichigan

01:18PM | 03/03/14
Member Since: 02/21/14
6 lifetime posts

Most often (not always) if the 'top' or upper blocks on block basement wall are wet then there is 1 or more openings on the outside AT and--or ABOVE those blocks.

Water can 'first enter' on the outside THROUGH openings such as 1 ore more open, cracked mortar joints in bricks or openings IN, around ANY window, new or old windows or, openings around any door, chimney or openings where service lines enter the home etc

We've seen a few homeowners problems (exterior openings) be small openings around a door-bell, light fixture and milk-chute
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